Wow! I went to go spit out a quick note to you all since I've been seriously lacking in the blogging dept, as of late, when I realized that the words that I'm typing, right now, are part of my 100th post here at Moms in Boyland---who knew today would be so momentous!
It's been a crazy week for me. Monday I interviewed one of my favorite people (who luckily happens to be a friend) for an audition video I was making (more on that in a few).
Tuesday I got up at 3am to drive my mom to NYC for hip surgery. That excursion had my stomach in knots all morning. I suddenly became acutely aware that in the last 30 years my mother has had the audacity to age!
I guess I always think of her as perpetually 35 years old. She is my momma, she can do anything. So it came to me like a swift kick in the gut when I realized that after all these years of her taking care of me, it was now my turn to take care of her. Thankfully the surgery went well and she is recovering nicely.
After dragging Nolan to the city on Tuesday (since I'm not ready to leave him with anyone for too long) and sitting/sleeping in a waiting room chair for 4 hours, I was in no shape to go anywhere Wednesday.
Thursday got me all-sorts of choked up when I took Bryson to register for Kindergarten! (I'll reflect on that mind-doozy at a later date).
Now back to Monday...actually I need to go back about two weeks when I came across an amazing opportunity for me to continue on my path to Oprah-dom. Time Warner Cable is searching for an African American person to host their new on demand show Born to Shine. It's premise is spotlighting African Americans in entertainment, behind the scenes, and in front of the camera. Well look no further, I'm your gal!
Since graduating college, my ultimate dream has been to be on television, interviewing people from all walks of life. As my hubby can tell you I LOVE to talk, but more importantly people really like talking to me. I think its no accident that I've held MANY bartending jobs in my short time on this earth ---perfect strangers can't wait to tell me all their business and I relish in meeting cool and interesting people.
One of those people is acting veteran Sam Wright. Sam is best known for playing the voice of Sebastian the Crab in Disney's the Little Mermaid, and as the first actor to play Mufasa in the The Lion King on Broadway. I was lucky enough to attend his school, The Hudson Valley Conservatory for Fine Arts when I was 12, and now my son, Tyler, takes drama classes there.
When I heard about Born to Shine, I wanted to make my video stand out from all the others. Sam was kind enough to let me chat with him.
So long story short, I am once again pimping myself out to all my Moms in Boyland readers. If you can show some love by voting for my video via the Born to Shine Facebook page that would be FANTASTIC! The page is a little confusing (you must "allow" the app, click on my video, and then click the blue vote button on the video) but if you can't get through, sending good vibes my way will be equally appreciated.
Please don't mind the constipated look on my face in this screen shot ;-)
On that note I'm about finish up my week with a 6 hour long train ride to Buffalo. I know you are thinking "Why in the hell would anyone go to Buffalo with a 4 month old in the snow?". One reason...my BF's baby shower! I'm gonna need a vacation when this week is over!
I know this post has been a rambling mishmash of topics but I want to thank you ALL for helping me make it to my 100th BLOG POST!!! Your comments, "likes" and love is what keeps me going, so THANK YOU!!!!
What would you like to see me write about in the next 100 posts?
Busy in Boyland,